These cookies are very popular during Easter and Christmas time in Germany. Kids love to make them and of course they like to eat them.
For the dough:
500 gr all-purpose white flour
250 gr butter or margarine (no low-fat)
250 gr white sugar
2 large or 3 small eggs (use egg white and yolk)
A pinch of vanilla sugar
For the frosting:
1 egg (use egg white and yolk)
Candy sprinkles, chocolate or coconut sprinkles
You’ll also need:
Cookie cutters, some extra flour for the dough, baking tray, cooling tray, parchment paper
Mix all the ingredients for the dough in a big bowl and form dough with your hands. Make sure that butter/margarine is melted before working with it. It’s best to roll the dough with a rolling pin and use a little flour while working with the dough so it won’t stick to the table or your hands. Use cookie cutters to cut out different shapes and place them on a baking tray (cover baking tray with parchment paper first).
Brush cookies with a little egg using a pastry brush and drizzle chocolate, candy or coconut sprinkles on top before baking. Then bake for 10-12 min in per-heated oven (200 C/400 F). Let cookies cool on a cooling tray or plate.